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Get all the mixed martial arts fighting news and analysis you need. On Tuesdays, Mike Heck pits journalist vs. journalist to break down news called "Between the Links." And on Wednesdays, Jose Youngs and others discuss the week's hot topics on "The A-Side Live Chat." Thursdays are Mike Heck's interview show called "What the Heck?" Produced by MMAFighting and SB Nation, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Get all the mixed martial arts fighting news and analysis you need. On Tuesdays, Mike Heck pits journalist vs. journalist to break down news called "Between the Links." And on Wednesdays, Jose Youngs and others discuss the week's hot topics on "The A-Side Live Chat." Thursdays are Mike Heck's interview show called "What the Heck?" Produced by MMAFighting and SB Nation, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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Get all the mixed martial arts fighting news and analysis you need. On Tuesdays, Mike Heck pits journalist vs. journalist to break down news called "Between the Links." And on Wednesdays, Jose Youngs and others discuss the week's hot topics on "The A-Side Live Chat." Thursdays are Mike Heck's interview show called "What the Heck?" Produced by MMAFighting and SB Nation, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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Episodes

Gilbert Burns Positive For COVID-19, Out Of UFC 251 Main Event Reaction

7/4/2020
Moments after it was confirmed that Gilbert Burns was forced to withdraw from his welterweight title headliner with Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 following a positive COVID-19 test, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs react to the breaking news. @MikeHeck_JR@JoseYoungsSubscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read...

Duration:00:11:38

The A-Side Live Chat | The passing of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, 'UFC Fight Island' preview, Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas, Zhang Weili's next opponent, more

7/3/2020
For this episode, Brave CF flyweight Jose Torres and coach Din Thomas join José Youngs and Alex Savas to break down some of the top stories in MMA. Some topics include the passing of Khabib Nurmagomedov's father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, a preview of 'UFC Fight Island,' Rose Namajunas' rematch against Jessica Andrade, possible next opponents for Zhang Weili and TJ Dillashaw, the welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns, the featherweight rematch between Alexander...

Duration:01:01:39

Paul Felder Gives Update on Potential Return, Previews 'Fight Island' Events

7/3/2020
Paul Felder joins MMA Fighting's Mike Heck to recap the incredible lightweight matchup between Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker, gives an update on whether or not he plans to return to the octagon, and previews the upcoming 'Fight Island' events--which he'll be part of the broadcast team for all four cards--beginning with a stacked UFC 251 lineup on July 11. @MikeHeck_JRSubscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists:...

Duration:00:24:35

Ben Askren Talks Fighter Tax Problems, Unions and Pay Gripes from Jorge Masvidal and Jon Jones

7/3/2020
MMA Fighting's Damon Martin speaks with former UFC welterweight Ben Askren about fighter pay, Jon Jones and Jorge Masvidal speaking up against the UFC, unionization in MMA, and more. @DamonMartinSubscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com

Duration:00:18:18

What the Heck: Episode 14 | Jon Anik, Khama Worthy, Maurice Greene & Julian Erosa

7/2/2020
Check out episode 14 of What the Heck with Mike Heck on MMA Fighting. This week, Mike speaks with UFC lead commentator Jon Anik (4:49) to recap the promotion's crazy stretch of events during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a look ahead to 'Fight Island,' beginning with UFC 251 on July 11. Khama Worthy (28:08) recaps his third-round submission win over Luis Pena at UFC on ESPN 12 and discusses what he wants next and in the future. Maurice Greene (51:53) walks us through his wild...

Duration:01:43:01

The A-Side Live Chat w/ Shane Helms

7/1/2020
For this episode, former WWE superstar Shane Helms joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to break down some of the top stories in MMA. Some topics include fallout from UFC on ESPN 12, the epic war between Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker, the lack of "characters" in mixed martial arts, fighters' promo skills, Fedor Emelianenko's aura from his Pride FC days, the bantamweight title fight between Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo, and more. @JoseYoungs@ekc@ShaneHelmsComSubscribe:...

Duration:01:16:31

Between the Links: Episode 5 | Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker Classic, Did Mike Perry Play Us?

6/30/2020
On a new episode of Between the Links, Mike Heck moderates the interim title matchup between Jose Youngs and Kristen King as they discuss the incredible #UFC on ESPN 12 main event between Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker, Mike Perry's win over Mickey Gall in the co-main event, the best of the promotion's five-fight card slate at the APEX, and a look ahead to 'Fight Island.' @MikeHeck_JR@JoseYoungs@KristenKingMMASubscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog:...

Duration:00:52:20

Daniel Cormier Talks Stipe Miocic Trilogy, Eye Pokes and Why He Will Stay Retired After UFC 252

6/30/2020
MMA Fighting's Damon Martin speaks with Daniel Cormier ahead of his heavyweight championship fight with Stipe Miocic at UFC 252. "DC" discusses the highly anticipated trilogy fight, why he will stick to his guns and retire after the bout and much more. @DamonMartinSubscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More:...

Duration:00:27:10

UFC on ESPN 12 Post-Fight Show

6/28/2020
MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs break down the top storylines following Saturday night’s memorable UFC on ESPN 12 event in Las Vegas, including Dustin Poirier’s main event victory over Dan Hooker in a Fight of the Year contender, and Mike Perry returning to the win column with a unanimous decision over Mickey Gall in the co-main event. @MikeHeck_JR@JoseYoungsSubscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists:...

Duration:00:19:53

What the Heck: Episode 13 | Shane Burgos, Justin Jaynes, Youssef Zalal & Sean Woodson

6/25/2020
Check out episode 13 of What the Heck with Mike Heck on MMA Fighting. This week, Mike chats with Shane Burgos to recap his incredible co-main event bout with Josh Emmett at UFC on ESPN 11, the UFC rankings and more. Justin Jaynes talks his 41-second TKO win in his short notice UFC debut over Frank Camacho this past weekend, the wild beginning of his career, and what he wants next. Plus, Youssef Zalal and Sean Woodson preview their sophomore UFC appearances this Saturday at UFC on ESPN...

Duration:01:18:50

The A-Side Live Chat | Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker, UFC rankings, Mike Perry's corner, UFC on ESPN 12 preview, more

6/24/2020
For this episode, Alex K. Lee joins José Youngs and Alex Savas to react to some of the top stories in MMA. Some of the topics may include: a preview of UFC on ESPN 12, the lightweight main event between Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker, the welterweight co-main event between Mike Perry vs. Mickey Gall, and more. @JoseYoungs@AlexSavas@ekc @AlexandeKLeeSubscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on...

Duration:01:07:21

Between the Links: Episode 4 | Dana White’s Criticism of Curtis Blaydes, the Fallout of Max Rohskopf’s UFC Debut, and More

6/23/2020
On this week’s episode of Between the Links, host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and theScore’s James Lynch as they discuss Dana White’s criticism of Curtis Blaydes following his unanimous decision win over Alexander Volkov in the main event of UFC on ESPN 11 this past weekend. In addition, the panel gives their take on how the fight between Austin Hubbard and newcomer Max Rohskopf came to an end on Saturday and where the blame lies, where Jim Miller goes...

Duration:00:51:06

UFC on ESPN 11 Post-Fight Show

6/21/2020
MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alex K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Saturday night’s UFC on ESPN 11 event in Las Vegas, including Curtis Blaydes’ unanimous decision win over Alexander Volkov in the main event, along with the exciting featherweight co-main event that saw Josh Emmett defeat Shane Burgos. @MikeHeck_JR@AlexanderKLee@ekcSubscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like...

Duration:01:09:44

UFC on ESPN 11 Preview Show w/ Anthony Smith

6/19/2020
With UFC on ESPN 11 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck is joined by UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith to break down the top storylines heading into Saturday’s event at UFC APEX, including the main event between Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov. @MikeHeck_JRSubscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI

Duration:00:12:01

The A-Side Live Chat | UFC on ESPN 11 preview, Bellator return, UFC featherweight title picture, Sean O'Malley & Cynthia Calvillo's next move, more

6/19/2020
For this episode, Fightful editor Sean Ross Sapp joins José Youngs and Alex Savas to react to some of the top stories in MMA. Some of the topics may include: a preview of from UFC on ESPN 11, the heavyweight main event between Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov, the featherweight co-main event between Shane Burgos vs. Josh Emmett, the flyweight scrap between Roxanne Modafferi vs. Lauren Murphy, and the recently unveiled full lineup of fight cards slated for “Fight...

Duration:01:14:12

What the Heck: Episode 12 | Petr Yan, Cynthia Calvillo, Frankie Edgar, Calvin Kattar & More

6/18/2020
Check out a loaded episode 12 of What the Heck with Mike Heck on MMA Fighting. This week, Mike chats with Petr Yan (4:57) to discuss his upcoming bantamweight title fight against Jose Aldo, talks Henry Cejudo retiring, training with Aldo several years ago, and the state of the division. Cynthia Calvillo (19:30) recaps her win over Jessica Eye in the main event of UFC on ESPN 10 this past weekend, talks why she’s over her opponent missing weight, and what’s next. Khama Worthy (35:29)...

Duration:02:01:19

The A-Side Live Chat: UFC on ESPN 10 fallout, UFC ‘Fight Island,’ Amanda Nunes’ future, more

6/17/2020
For this episode, José Youngs is joined by Alex Savas to react to some of the top stories in MMA. Some of the topics may include: Fallout from UFC on ESPN 10; Cynthia Calvillo’s decision win over Jessica Eye, future of the women’s flyweight division; and Eye’s second straight weigh-in fiasco; “Fight Island” updates, Amanda Nunes’ recent retirement talk, UFC on ESPN 11 preview, Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov, and more. @JoseYoungs@AlexSavas@ekcSubscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out...

Duration:01:15:18

Between the Links: Episode 3 | Jorge Masvidal vs. UFC Continues, What's Next For Cynthia Calvillo & More

6/16/2020
This week on Between the Links, host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jose Youngs and TSN's Aaron Bronsteter as they discuss what is next for Cynthia Calvillo and Jessica Eye following the UFC on ESPN 10 main event this past weekend, Jorge Masvidal's public battle with the UFC, as well as past and present fighters, continuing on, a look ahead to this weekend's UFC on ESPN 11 card headlined by Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov, and...

Duration:01:05:55

Jessica Eye Addresses Her Loss, Weight Cut Issues and Claims Made by Cynthia Calvillo

6/15/2020
UFC flyweight Jessica Eye addresses her main event loss, weight cut issues and claims made by Cynthia Calvillo following UFC on ESPN 10 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Nevada. #UFCVegas2

Duration:00:17:55

UFC on ESPN 10 Post-Fight Show

6/14/2020
MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee break down the top storylines following Saturday night's UFC on ESPN 10 event, including Cynthia Calvillo's unanimous decision win over Jessica Eye in the main event. @MikeHeck_JR@AlexanderKLeeSubscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com

Duration:00:47:14